Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Joining us on the beach? Find your event below and click on the link for times, the meeting place and to register your attendance.

Registering is important so that organisers know how much equipment to bring, and they may have additional instructions to send you. Find out more about what's involved here.

Format: 2020-07-03
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Black Rock Beach 10:30am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Morfa Bychan Black Rock Sands (Traeth Creagddu) 10:00am David Medcalf View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Ceredigion Borth Borth 11:00am Philip Stallard View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Bossington Beach 11:00am Peter Dlugiewicz View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Fife Aberdour Blacksands 10:45am Gemma Thompson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way East UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness Boat Club Bay 1:00pm Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way East UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
29 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Blackwaterfoot Blackwaterfoot Golf Course Beach 3:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
09 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
13 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Kingsbridge Boatsands/Harbour Beach 3:30pm Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
10 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis - Aldwick Beach Cafe 2:00pm Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 10:30am Rochelle Ferguson View details & register » 3
30 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 1:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
06 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 10:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
07 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 11:15am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
18 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Town Beach 11:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 12:00pm Clare Packman View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Bossington Beach 11:00am Peter Dlugiewicz View details & register » 3